What do you know about rheumatic diseases?

September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about four common rheumatic diseases: Ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus. Ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the small bones in your spine to fuse. This fusing…

WHO more doubtful about vaccines ending pandemic

The head of the WHO Europe was Friday pessimistic about vaccines’ ability to put an end to the COVID pandemic, as new variants dash hopes of reaching herd immunity. Faced with the possibility that the virus may be around for many years, health officials must now “anticipate how to gradually…

Many Americans wrong about Sun’s skin cancer dangers: Poll

(HealthDay)—You might think everybody knows how to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays, but a new survey reveals that one-third of Americans lack a basic understanding of sun safety and skin cancer. That’s the surprising takeaway from an American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey of 1,000 U.S. adults. Fifty-three…

Here’s The Truth About Texting Thumb

Most of us are unaware of how much time we actually spend on our phones. If you really count the minutes, it’s likely more than you realized. In the early spring of last year, it was reported that the average user spent 4.3 hours a day on their mobile device…

When You Dream About Someone, Are They Dreaming Of You?

Dreams can be scary, intense, and downright strange. But, every so often, they provide your subconscious with much-needed soothing or even various revelations — about yourself or someone else. But, when you dream of other people, you may wonder exactly what it means. Is it your subconscious telling you something?…